Amichand Rajbansi

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Amichand Rajbansi. Source:


An artist, the former Chairman of the House of Delegates Tricameral parliamentary chamber for Indian people, Minister without Portfolio and leader of the Minority Front.

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14 January 1942, Clairwood, Durban
Date of death: 
29 December 2011

Amichand “Bengal Tiger” Rajbansi was born in Clairwood, Durban on 14 January 1942. At the age of 14 he attended every African National Congress (ANC) rally addressed by Chief Albert Luthuli and Moses Mabida in Durban.

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• The Times of India, (2000), ‘Rajbansis of South Africa part ways’, 19 August [online] Available at, [Accessed: 9 January 2012]
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Last updated : 19-Jan-2012

This article was produced for South African History Online on 11-Jan-2012